Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Ancient history of Stonehenge on TV

Archaeologist Neil Oliver looks at the ritual significance of Stonehenge in the TV documentary series A History of Ancient Britain on BBC2 tonight as he explores the age of cosmology. He offers the theory that the stone circle was a monument to the dead and that our ancestors worshipped there at midwinter, rather than at the summer solstice.

This is the third episode in A History of Ancient Britain. Last week Neil Oliver looked at how and why ancient Britons buried their dead at West Kennet Long Barrow and also at the massive megalithic rows of stones at Carnac, in France.

Programmes on BBC TV Channels are usually available to watch on iPlayer for at least a week after they are shown:

You can also order A History of Ancient Britain Series 1 DVDthrough Amazon.


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